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The Waterfront Bar and Grill

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Kumul Highway, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Bar scene
Large groups
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations
Late Night

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  • 131
    Excellent
  • 192
    Very good
  • 84
    Average
  • 23
    Poor
  • 18
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
One of the best in Port Vila

I had calamari for entrée. Was melt in your mouth. Beef curry the same. Look from outside was deceiving but food and service was Excellent.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
Gregory O
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

I had calamari for entrée. Was melt in your mouth. Beef curry the same. Look from outside was deceiving but food and service was Excellent.

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Bonegilla, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Best salt and pepper calamari ever, nice spot by the water, great entertainment and atmosphere, and very professional, friendly staff.

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Noosa
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8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Nice casual dining and good prices. We shared salt and pepper calamari for entrée and then both had grilled lobster for the main. The wine was not as dear as other restaurants we went too. It was very quiet the night we went with only a couple of other people. Staff were very attentive and friendly. I wouldn’t say it... More 

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

In my 7 night stay in Port Vila, I went here twice. The food was very good, particularly the fish of the day. And the view is incredible, especially if you head down there early enough for the sunset. The prices are reasonable- about what you would pay in Australia for similar quality, and the service is relatively fast.

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Sydney, Australia
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6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Spent New Year's Eve here. Reasonably priced food and drinks. Place was quite crowded and a good band played all night. Spent several other times there when it was less crowded as well. Food was good quality and beer at 300Vatu.

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3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

allways great beer and food. i am boring and order seafood chowder placed in the big bread roll. consistant over ten years of going there.going again after easter. what will i have mmm? do it.

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15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

I stayed nearby here on board a sailboat and made the trip in to this restaurant most days of my stay in Port Vila. Definitely worth seeking out -- great waterfront location, great food, friendly service and interesting locals to hang out with. During the sailing season the place is hopping with yachties especially during happy hour!

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Brisbane, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

We were recommended to go to the Waterfront for a good seafood dinner with a view. We ordered the seafood banquet for 2. I thought the price was a little high, but figured we should give it a try. The seafood platter was huge, it included lobster, prawns, fish, calamari, crab, fruit and salad. The atmosphere was very nice, next... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

My wife and two children ate here on our last evening in Port Vila...we wish we hadn't waited so long! The service was fantastic and the meals were very tasty (and very good portions)...all at a reasonable price. Would definitely go again and highly recommend.

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Brisbane
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8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

My husband and I tried this place out one night as we were trying out a new restaurant each night on our 3 weeks holiday. The food, the spot and the atmosphere got hold of us and that was it. We went back there again and again. We went there most nights for dinner. The fresh fish they had was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Kumul Highway, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Vanuatu  >  Efate  >  Port Vila

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups

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